Z is for Zzzzzzzz

sleeping child
“Good evening,” said Mr. Jugg; “what do you think of this?”

It was a little dream that he had brought for Marian.

“By George!” said the angel, “that’s a beauty.” He slipped it very softly under Marian’s pillow.

She must have dreamed it too, for next morning when Mummy made her bed it wasn’t there. But, alas! the loveliest dreams of all are the ones that we never remember.

Half-Past Bedtime, by H.H. Bashford (1922). Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2015